Along with confirming that the on again off again “The Hateful Eight” is going to go into production, Quentin Tarantino revealed at his recent San Diego Comic Con panel that he’s considering a sci-fi tale, albeit one that will not take place in space.
“If you had asked me a few years ago I would have said: “Nah, not really, I don’t know.” But i have a little idea right now. It’s a little flower, you know, like a bean sprout, but those tend to grow into stalks. This would be the first time I wouldn’t say, ‘No, not really.’ This is the first time I’d say, ‘Maybe.’
“It wouldn’t be a spaceship-y type thing – traveling through space, going to other planets – it would be more of an Earth-bound sci-fi thing, but sci-fi nonetheless.”
When asked about the possibility of him taking on a project within an existing franchise. He revealed there was only one that could possibly hold his attention.
“A series that I would like to put a spin on is the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I want to take it from the pod people’s perspective, so you’re actually rooting for the pod people. I don’t think they’re so bad.”
With Tarantino seeming to want to make a film in every genre, it would be fascinating to see what his take on a sci-fi film would be. Having shown an aptitude for anything from Crime movies to Westerns with a Kung-Fu stop over. Few would argue that he hasn’t the talent to put his own unique spin on proceedings.
But as seems to be the case with Tarantino his excitement for an idea can tend not to “sprout” into an actual film for a very long time. With Inglorious Bastards rumoured for years before finally coming to fruition, and the aforementioned Hateful Eight still to begin shooting. Unfortunately for fans, a Sci-Fi Tarantino movie may be a long ways away.
When he isn’t making a Django sequel, Casino Royale, Vega Brothers prequel or a shot for shot remake of Suburban Commando. Quentin Tarantino likes to talk about releasing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair which would see the two movies combined as one big feature. Well it seems this is one promise he may deliver on. During an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, Tarantino revealed that he and The Weinstein Company have had discussions about releasing the film in theatre’s “within the next year.”
Kill Bill originally debuted at Cannes in 2003 as a single film, but the nearly four-hour running time caused The Weinstein Co. to split it in two for the theatrical release. Kill Bill: Volume 1 opened in 2003 followed by Kill Bill: Volume 2 in 2004. The film itself has only ever been shown separately, with the exception or a brief run in 2011 in a single theatre.
At his Dynamite Entertainment panel, Tarantino was asked yet again for a status update on Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair. Here’s what he said:
“What’s going on with that is originally back when Kill Bill was going to be one movie, I wrote an even longer anime sequence. So you see in the movie [O-Ren] kill her boss but then there was that long hair guy… The big sequence was her fighting that guy. I.G. [The Japanese Anime Studio] who did Ghost in the Shell said we can’t do that and finish it in time for your thing. And [plus] you can’t have a thirty-minute piece in your movie. I said okay. It was my favorite part but it was the part you could drop. So we dropped it and then later when I.G. heard we were talking about doing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair — they still had the script so without even being commissioned, they just did it and paid for it themselves. It’s really terrific. Anyway, The Weinstein Company and myself were talking about actually coming out with it sometime, not before the year is out, but within the next year with limited theatrical engagement as well.”
With the full version of the film rumoured for release since it first came out, it’s hard to put too much faith in the movie gaining a cinematic release. And exactly how much demand there will be for a 4 hour movie that wasn’t exactly universally acclaimed first time around. I am filing this very much under the “I believe it when I see it category”
Source: The Guardian via Darkhorizons